Every time I buy another roll of washi tape, I realize that my 'collection' is turning into an obsession. I am always on the hunt for another use for the colorful, translucent stuff. Recently, someone (can't remember who) showed how use washi tape to decorate real eggs for Easter. That gave me an idea to decorate die cut paper eggs (Spellbinders die set) with washi tape. It is a fun use for the printed tape and helps to use up my stash...yay!
The basket was created using a Sizzix die that was supposed to be for cookie pockets (what????). I found the die in the clearance box at the Hilo HM Ben Franklin Crafts. There are a few more; I think. A braided twine handle was glued on to form the basket and a Paper Accent tag with a Dandelion Designs sentiment was added. I used a bunch of washi tapes from BFC and Celebrations (next door to the Mapunapuna BFC). Ben Franklin Crafts now carries a wonderful line of washi tapes from Japan as well as beautiful ones by Little B. The whole card was sized to fit into a 5-1/2" square envelope. Oh yes, because the basket has some actual space inside, I was able to add some sticky foam squares under the front eggs to add more dimension. Great Idea!: I can fill the basket with some flat craft supplies like stickers, ribbon, etc. to give as a gift/card for any occasion!
At the end of any crafting session, I always have lots of 'extras' on my desk. Here's what I did with the 'egg-stra' washi covered die cut eggs and the bits and pieces that seem to accumulate everywhere. These tags will jazz up some pretty Wilton cello treat bags I purchased from HM Ben Franklin Crafts. Have a sweet and egg-citing Easter!